Children and Childhood in the Twentieth Century: Perspectives from History

Event Date: 
Friday, October 17, 2014 - 13:00 to 15:30

The Department of History (with the aid of the Riley Centre in Canadian History) wishes to welcome all faculty, students and community members to a half-day symposium, Children and Childhood in the Twentieth Century. The three papers will touch on issues as varied as: delinquency, medical practice, children and wartime, children’s urban experience, and childhood and family in the Cold War military. Scholars and students of all disciplines are welcome as is anyone who simply had a childhood!




  • Dr. Delia Gavrus, Department of History, University of Winnipeg, "Surgery and the Juvenile Delinquent in the Progressive Era." 
  • Dr. Barbara Lorenzkowski, Department of History, Concordia University, “Place, Mobility and the Culture of the Street: Listening to the Rhythms of Boyhood in Wartime Halifax, 1939-1945.” 
  • Dr. Sharon Wall, Department of History, University of Winnipeg "’There's no Life Like It’": Postwar Childhood and Family in the Canadian Armed Forces.”


Opportunity for discussion will follow each paper.

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